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Jenna Nelson Patton

Jenna Nelson Patton - Editor

Bangor, United States

Experienced editor specializing in cookbooks, food writing, and wellness. I work with first-time and award-winning authors.

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I work with new writers and with best-selling cookbook authors. Several are award winners (James Beard, IACP, Food Network competitions). I have extensive experience with special diets (vegan, vegetarian, raw, Paleo, and keto). I also work with projects that focus on method (one-pot, high-speed blender, slow cooking, homebrewing).

I am comfortable with complex meal plans, metric conversions, and nutritional analysis. I also test recipes for several cookbook authors. I understand the chef and the home cook, and I know how to balance their needs on the page.

My aim is to make the editing process easy for you and tailored to your project. When you work with me, you’ll see that I truly enjoy what I do. Please feel free to contact me to talk about your project. I am easy to work with!

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Agriculture Art Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & wellbeing Home & Garden

Certifications

  • PhD, Emory University
  • MA, Universite de Montreal
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Technical Communication (Simon Fraser University, 2018)
  • Developmental Editing (Author-Editor Clinic)
  • Copyediting Certificate (UC San Diego Extension)
  • Indexing (UC Berkeley Extension)

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
May, 2009 – Present (over 8 years)

I am committed to producing quality work and building productive relationships with authors. I freelance for several publishers, including Harvard Common, Fair Winds, Page Street, Quarry, Rockport, Flatiron, and St. Martin's. My turnaround times are reliable, and I only take on projects that I have the skills and experience to do well.

Portfolio (26 selected works)

The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--for Holidays and Every Day

Emily Paster

Learn about one of the most vital subtopics in Jewish cooking: preserved foodsJewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symb... read more

Learn about one of the most vital subtopics in Jewish cooking: preserved foodsJewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symb... read more

Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less: 100 Easy Prep-and-Cook Low-Carb Recipes for Maximum Weight Loss and Improved Health

Martina Slajerova

The keto diet is being regarded as the go-to eating plan for weight loss, to keep blood sugar stable, or simply staying healthy.However, adapting recipes to make them keto-friendly means adding cooking time, preparation, and hard-to-find ingredients. Things that aren't possible when you need to get a meal on the table after a busy day -- and even keto followers can't live on avocados and bacon... read more

The keto diet is being regarded as the go-to eating plan for weight loss, to keep blood sugar stable, or simply staying healthy.However, adapting recipes to make them keto-friendly means adding cooking time, preparation, and hard-to-find ingredients. Things that aren't possible when you need to get a meal on the table after a busy day -- and even keto followers can't live on avocados and bacon... read more

Bold Flavored Vegan Cooking: Healthy Plant-Based Recipes with a Kick

Celine Steen

Excite Your Taste Buds with Big Flavors Celine Steen, founder of the popular food blog Have Cake Will Travel, embraces dynamic seasoning with umami-rich, meat-free ingredients like dried shiitake mushrooms, tamari, miso and matcha. Celine adds new levels of flavor to your favorite dishes with unique combinations of aromatic spices, from Szechuan peppercorn to dried árbol chiles. Her dishes are... read more

Excite Your Taste Buds with Big Flavors Celine Steen, founder of the popular food blog Have Cake Will Travel, embraces dynamic seasoning with umami-rich, meat-free ingredients like dried shiitake mushrooms, tamari, miso and matcha. Celine adds new levels of flavor to your favorite dishes with unique combinations of aromatic spices, from Szechuan peppercorn to dried árbol chiles. Her dishes are... read more

The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Revised Edition: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What You Should Eat and Why

Jonny Bowden

In this newly updated nutrition reference guide, acclaimed nutritionist and bestselling author Jonny Bowden debunks traditional food myths, saves the reputations of foods long suffering from bad publicity, and provides just the facts—so you can make good, health-conscious decisions about which foods you and your family should eat. You’ll learn the latest research on many of your favorite foods... read more

In this newly updated nutrition reference guide, acclaimed nutritionist and bestselling author Jonny Bowden debunks traditional food myths, saves the reputations of foods long suffering from bad publicity, and provides just the facts—so you can make good, health-conscious decisions about which foods you and your family should eat. You’ll learn the latest research on many of your favorite foods... read more

Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations

Warren Bobrow

Create your own cannabis infused cocktails!Combining cannabis and cocktails is a hot new trend, and Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics shows you how. Featuring a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis influenced cocktails and drinks; The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow will show you the essential instructions for de-carbing cannabis to release its full psychoactive effect. Learn the history... read more

Create your own cannabis infused cocktails!Combining cannabis and cocktails is a hot new trend, and Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics shows you how. Featuring a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis influenced cocktails and drinks; The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow will show you the essential instructions for de-carbing cannabis to release its full psychoactive effect. Learn the history... read more

The Dog Diet Answer Book: The Complete Nutrition Guide to Help Your Dog Live a Happier, Healthier, and Longer Life

Greg Martinez

Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog. Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet. The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners bett... read more

Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog. Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet. The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners bett... read more

The Texas Slow Cooker: 125 Recipes for the Lone Star State's Very Best Dishes, All Slow-Cooked to Perfection

Cheryl Jamison

Even great cooks, such as Cheryl Jamison, one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of many award-winning cookbooks, occasionally prefer the make-ahead convenience, easy cleanup, and depth of slow-cooked flavor that you get when you use a slow cooker.Co-author of the pioneering book Texas Home Cooking, Cheryl reveals in these pages that a stunning range of L... read more

Even great cooks, such as Cheryl Jamison, one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of many award-winning cookbooks, occasionally prefer the make-ahead convenience, easy cleanup, and depth of slow-cooked flavor that you get when you use a slow cooker.Co-author of the pioneering book Texas Home Cooking, Cheryl reveals in these pages that a stunning range of L... read more

Delightful Desserts: The Secrets to Achieving Incredible Flavor in Your Sweet Treats

Jane Soudah

Dessert will never be the same again. Why settle for the same old lemon bars or chocolate cake? With Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, you can have exceptionally bold, mind-blowing desserts. Jane shows readers how to create 60 incredibly delicious desserts with unexpected and amped up flavors. You can learn the secrets to boost the flavors in your baking, with each recipe ... read more

Dessert will never be the same again. Why settle for the same old lemon bars or chocolate cake? With Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, you can have exceptionally bold, mind-blowing desserts. Jane shows readers how to create 60 incredibly delicious desserts with unexpected and amped up flavors. You can learn the secrets to boost the flavors in your baking, with each recipe ... read more

Vegan Yack Attack on the Go!: Plant-Based Recipes for Your Fast-Paced Vegan Lifestyle [burst] •Quick & Easy •Portable •Make-Ahead •And More!

Jackie Sobon

If you're a vegan and frequently on the go, it can be hard to eat well while still maintaining your lifestyle. You need plant-based options you can make in advance, take with you, or prepare quickly and easily once you get home. Vegan Yack Attack on the Go has all of these scenarios covered and more. It's the cookbook you'll use over and over again, with recipes developed for real-life. Author... read more

If you're a vegan and frequently on the go, it can be hard to eat well while still maintaining your lifestyle. You need plant-based options you can make in advance, take with you, or prepare quickly and easily once you get home. Vegan Yack Attack on the Go has all of these scenarios covered and more. It's the cookbook you'll use over and over again, with recipes developed for real-life. Author... read more

Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Simple Family-Friendly Meals Made Better in Half the Time

Kristy Bernardo

Bold & Delicious Flavors FastAnyone who owns an Instant Pot® knows that it’s a game changer in the kitchen, and Kristy Bernardo is here with 75 fresh ideas to inspire your cooking routine. This brilliant cookbook makes it easy to serve a flavorful home-cooked dinner even on your busiest days. The Instant Pot® transforms tough meats into tender bites in minutes, allowing you to enjoy your favor... read more

Bold & Delicious Flavors FastAnyone who owns an Instant Pot® knows that it’s a game changer in the kitchen, and Kristy Bernardo is here with 75 fresh ideas to inspire your cooking routine. This brilliant cookbook makes it easy to serve a flavorful home-cooked dinner even on your busiest days. The Instant Pot® transforms tough meats into tender bites in minutes, allowing you to enjoy your favor... read more

Power Blender Revolution: More Than 300 Healthy and Amazing Recipes That Unlock the Full Potential of Your Vitamix, Blendtec, Ninja, or Other High-Speed, High-Power Blender

Vanessa Simkins

High-horsepower power blenders are revolutionizing the kitchen habits of millions of people. These fast and convenient devices have many of the functions of the food processor, the juicer, and, of course, the old-fashioned, low-horsepower blender. Vanessa Simkins' Power Blender Revolution is the first general cookbook for power-blender owners who want to get the most use and pleasure from thei... read more

High-horsepower power blenders are revolutionizing the kitchen habits of millions of people. These fast and convenient devices have many of the functions of the food processor, the juicer, and, of course, the old-fashioned, low-horsepower blender. Vanessa Simkins' Power Blender Revolution is the first general cookbook for power-blender owners who want to get the most use and pleasure from thei... read more

Paint With Me in the Forest

Dana Fox

Dana combines beautiful art, the relaxing nature of watercolor and step-by-step guidance to so readers can learn to make her incredible artwork. This book will feature 50 whimsical, forest-themed projects―like a feather, fox, butterfly, wild flower, bumblebee or an owl. Like an art teacher in a studio, Dana walks the reader through each step of creating the paintings. Each project features a n... read more

Dana combines beautiful art, the relaxing nature of watercolor and step-by-step guidance to so readers can learn to make her incredible artwork. This book will feature 50 whimsical, forest-themed projects―like a feather, fox, butterfly, wild flower, bumblebee or an owl. Like an art teacher in a studio, Dana walks the reader through each step of creating the paintings. Each project features a n... read more

The Low-FODMAP 6-Week Plan and Cookbook: A Step-by-Step Program of Recipes, Meal Plans, and Strategies for Managing IBS and Banishing Digestive Discomfort

Suzanne Perazzini

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is at epidemic levels. Moreover, it is a debilitating condition that leaves its sufferers unable to enjoy many of the normal activities of life. However, the Low-FODMAP diet is promising real relief to those who suffer from IBS and other related digestive disorders. In-depth research studies have proven that the diet dramatically decreases the symptoms in 75% of ... read more

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is at epidemic levels. Moreover, it is a debilitating condition that leaves its sufferers unable to enjoy many of the normal activities of life. However, the Low-FODMAP diet is promising real relief to those who suffer from IBS and other related digestive disorders. In-depth research studies have proven that the diet dramatically decreases the symptoms in 75% of ... read more

Block Print: Everything you need to know for printing with lino blocks, rubber blocks, foam sheets, and stamp sets

Andrea Lauren

Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction! Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use th... read more

Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction! Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use th... read more

The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: Harness the Power of the World's Healthiest Diet to Live Better, Longer

Amy Riolo

More than a mix of rich history, gorgeous beaches, and warm blue waters, the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and their people have a history of living longer and healthier lives and you can too! By simply following a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, even drinking wine with meals, you can prevent diseases and prolong your life. The Ultimate M... read more

More than a mix of rich history, gorgeous beaches, and warm blue waters, the countries along the Mediterranean Sea and their people have a history of living longer and healthier lives and you can too! By simply following a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, even drinking wine with meals, you can prevent diseases and prolong your life. The Ultimate M... read more

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home

April White

Make great cider at home with just a few ingredients and minimal equipment--with some help from Stephen Wood and the crew behind Farnum Hill Ciders.In Apples to Cider, these cidermakers and their colleagues share decades of experience and a simple philosophy: Cider is all about the apples. Whether you are a home brewer, a home winemaker, or simply a cider lover, you can join the growing commun... read more

Make great cider at home with just a few ingredients and minimal equipment--with some help from Stephen Wood and the crew behind Farnum Hill Ciders.In Apples to Cider, these cidermakers and their colleagues share decades of experience and a simple philosophy: Cider is all about the apples. Whether you are a home brewer, a home winemaker, or simply a cider lover, you can join the growing commun... read more

The Vegan Planet, Revised Edition: 425 Irresistible Recipes With Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World

Robin Robertson

When it first appeared in 2003, Vegan Planet revolutionized animal-free cooking. Robin Robertson's pioneering book played a leading role in the passage of veganism from subculture to mainstream culinary lifestyle. Its breadth and variety of fantastically flavorful food not only gave vegans what they craved, it gave them food they could serve up happily to their non-vegan family members and fri... read more

When it first appeared in 2003, Vegan Planet revolutionized animal-free cooking. Robin Robertson's pioneering book played a leading role in the passage of veganism from subculture to mainstream culinary lifestyle. Its breadth and variety of fantastically flavorful food not only gave vegans what they craved, it gave them food they could serve up happily to their non-vegan family members and fri... read more

The Quick Pickle Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Making and Using Brined Fruits and Vegetables

Grace Parisi

Make your own quick and delicious brines for pickling or cooking.The Quick Pickle Cookbook inspires creative uses for homemade vegetable and fruit pickles. Each pickled fruit or vegetable includes suggestions for creative uses in dishes and cocktails as well as flavor variations. You'll even learn how to use the brine in the recipes you prepare! Create tons of delicious recipes with pickled in... read more

Make your own quick and delicious brines for pickling or cooking.The Quick Pickle Cookbook inspires creative uses for homemade vegetable and fruit pickles. Each pickled fruit or vegetable includes suggestions for creative uses in dishes and cocktails as well as flavor variations. You'll even learn how to use the brine in the recipes you prepare! Create tons of delicious recipes with pickled in... read more

Vegans Go Nuts: Celebrate Protein-Packed Nuts and Seeds with More than 100 Delicious Plant-Based Recipes

Celine Steen, Joni Marie Newman

The ultimate guide to protein-packed, nut-filled vegan recipes! If you think nuts are just for snacking, get ready to have your world rocked! One of the most nutritious, protein-packed staples of a plant-based diet, nuts can be used in limitless ways to create satisfying meals full of hearty flavor. From main courses, to snacks and drinks, to desserts and cheeses, nuts are used as the main bui... read more

The ultimate guide to protein-packed, nut-filled vegan recipes! If you think nuts are just for snacking, get ready to have your world rocked! One of the most nutritious, protein-packed staples of a plant-based diet, nuts can be used in limitless ways to create satisfying meals full of hearty flavor. From main courses, to snacks and drinks, to desserts and cheeses, nuts are used as the main bui... read more

The Great Vegan Protein Book: Fill Up the Healthy Way with More than 100 Delicious Protein-Based Vegan Recipes - Includes - Beans & Lentils - Plants - Tofu & Tempeh - Nuts - Quinoa (Great Vegan Book)

Celine Steen, Tamasin Noyes

"How do you get your protein?" As a vegan, you're sure to get asked this question often. Most likely, you've even thought about it yourself. Vegan protein comes from things like tofu and tempeh, to beans, nuts, and protein-rich whole grains like quinoa. There are loads of options out there, but how to prepare them? What to put them in? These are questions that can feel daunting, especially if ... read more

"How do you get your protein?" As a vegan, you're sure to get asked this question often. Most likely, you've even thought about it yourself. Vegan protein comes from things like tofu and tempeh, to beans, nuts, and protein-rich whole grains like quinoa. There are loads of options out there, but how to prepare them? What to put them in? These are questions that can feel daunting, especially if ... read more

Badass Babes Workbook: Creative Exercises, Drawing Activities, Empowering Stories, and Fuel for Your Personal Revolution, inspired by 100 Trailblazing Women

Julie Van Grol

This interactive and empowering book highlights the accomplishments and messages of over 100 badass babes, including historical as well as contemporary figures, with prompts, art activities, and writing exercises that will encourage you to unearth, fuel, and cultivate your own inner superpowers, unleash your creativity, and find your voice.AS This engaging book shares interesting details about... read more

This interactive and empowering book highlights the accomplishments and messages of over 100 badass babes, including historical as well as contemporary figures, with prompts, art activities, and writing exercises that will encourage you to unearth, fuel, and cultivate your own inner superpowers, unleash your creativity, and find your voice.AS This engaging book shares interesting details about... read more

The Empowered Mama: How to Reclaim Your Time and Yourself while Raising a Happy, Healthy Family

Lisa Druxman

Get powerful tools to nurture and replenish your body and mind in The Empowered MomMoms who work are trying to juggle the roles of wife, mother, and homemaker while also being professional, competent businesswomen. They never feel they get enough done, but they rarely acknowledge that they are wife, mother, lover, friend, cook, nurse, housekeeper, businessperson, driver, volunteer, dog walker,... read more

Get powerful tools to nurture and replenish your body and mind in The Empowered MomMoms who work are trying to juggle the roles of wife, mother, and homemaker while also being professional, competent businesswomen. They never feel they get enough done, but they rarely acknowledge that they are wife, mother, lover, friend, cook, nurse, housekeeper, businessperson, driver, volunteer, dog walker,... read more

Creative Revolution: Personal Transformation through Brave Intuitive Painting

Flora Bowley

Painting can be so much more than a mere hobby - it can be a vehicle transforming your mind, body, and spirit! Painting and bravely embracing the challenges of creativity sparks a revolution that involves heart, creativity, courage, and trust!Artistic pursuits such as painting have the power to soothe, heal, and connect a person to their truest self. For author Flora Bowley, making art and exp... read more

Painting can be so much more than a mere hobby - it can be a vehicle transforming your mind, body, and spirit! Painting and bravely embracing the challenges of creativity sparks a revolution that involves heart, creativity, courage, and trust!Artistic pursuits such as painting have the power to soothe, heal, and connect a person to their truest self. For author Flora Bowley, making art and exp... read more

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals: 100 Simple & Delicious Low-Carb, Paleo and Primal Friendly Recipes for Weight Loss and Better Health

Martina Slajerova

Slow cooker and one pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix and forget, then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home.Unfortunately, most slow cooker and one-pot recipes depend on processed, high-carbohydrate ingredients like noodles, potatoes, and other high-glycemic ingredients which aren’t allowed on the ketogenic diet.Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals lets you enjoy you... read more

Slow cooker and one pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix and forget, then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home.Unfortunately, most slow cooker and one-pot recipes depend on processed, high-carbohydrate ingredients like noodles, potatoes, and other high-glycemic ingredients which aren’t allowed on the ketogenic diet.Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals lets you enjoy you... read more

Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana

George Graham

Grab a seat at Acadiana Table and explore a cuisine and culture filled with flavor.In this 125-recipe, beautifully photographed regional cookbook, Louisiana native George Graham welcomes home cooks and food lovers to the world of Cajun and Creole cooking. The Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana, where this unique cuisine has its roots, is a journey into a fascinating culinary landscape. Fil... read more

Grab a seat at Acadiana Table and explore a cuisine and culture filled with flavor.In this 125-recipe, beautifully photographed regional cookbook, Louisiana native George Graham welcomes home cooks and food lovers to the world of Cajun and Creole cooking. The Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana, where this unique cuisine has its roots, is a journey into a fascinating culinary landscape. Fil... read more

Methods of Modern Homebrewing: The Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Craft Beer Brewing

Chris Colby

Hey homebrewers―make better beer! Returning for his second book, Chris Colby highlights the modern brewing methods homebrewers use to make beer. From the basic procedures for making beer from malt extract to advanced all-grain techniques and tests for quality . . . This book is a beer geek’s dream!There is no book like this on the market and a brewer would have to pore through numerous brewing... read more

Hey homebrewers―make better beer! Returning for his second book, Chris Colby highlights the modern brewing methods homebrewers use to make beer. From the basic procedures for making beer from malt extract to advanced all-grain techniques and tests for quality . . . This book is a beer geek’s dream!There is no book like this on the market and a brewer would have to pore through numerous brewing... read more

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Alyssa Cremeans

Jenna was a complete pleasure to work with. She gave me exactly what I wanted and worked very quickly with my timeline. She was professional, friendly, and highly efficient. But what I appreciated most about working with Jenna was her constant communication. I always knew exactly where we were in the process. Thanks for the great experience Jenna!

, May 2017

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